It may have escaped your attention but it has been rather warm of late. As a man of leisure (at least that's what it says on my Whats App profile) I've had to resort to such drastic measures as beer gardens and to offering sitent prayers of thanks that I'm not having to work in this heat.
It also of course means reggae music. Here then is Reggae Nuggets a collaboration between Mojo and Trojan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that great label. As part of the sleevenotes Don Letts writes we musn't underplay the part that Trojan played.The kids that have grown up listening to this catalogue included a lot of the punks, the Joe Strummers, the Paul Siminons.Before the Punky Reggae Party, it was Trojan.
I'm sure that anyone owning a cheap and cheerful Trojan boxset or compilitation will concur.
Although this CD was acquired in Oxfam in Glasgow's Byres Rd it is not strictly a charity shop purchase.Let me explain. While they well selling Mojo and Uncut compilations at 20p a pop there was a
pile by that hand sanitizer and you were encouraged to take one if you wished as a thank you for complying with the regulations.
This one happened to be at the top of the pileand is one that I would hve been happy to fork out a couple of quid for.